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Skimming Your Way to 'Extreme Productivity'
by Robert Pozen
It's easy to get overwhelmed by a stack of reading materials sitting on your desk. It can take hours to read a long academic paper or a dense government report—hours that you can't spare. Some professionals address this challenge by trying to read as many words per minute as possible, in the style of Evelyn Wood. But even if you successfully increase your reading speed, you probably aren't digesting much of the material.